Chiropractic education involves university study and post-graduate training, and is similar to that of a medical practitioner in course content, lecture hours and basic subjects studied. However, chiropractic education differs in its clinical sciences, as chiropractors have different clinical skills, differing application and delivery, and different objectives clinically.
In 2005, the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) released guidelines on the training and safety of chiropractic for governments to refer to for legislation. The WHO reports that in many aspects chiropractors excel in comparison to any counterparts in areas such as, neuro-musculo-skeletal (nerve, muscle and bone) anatomy and physiology (how it's built and how it works), radiology, and manual spinal correction. ( Click here to view a pdf of the WHO Guidelines document in a new browser window ).
Chiropractors are very well educated in health and its care.